Melton Borough Council

What goes in your black bin

Your black bin is for general residual waste. This is waste that can not be reused or recycled, and is not hazardous.

  • Food Waste (Please compost where possible)

  • Polystyrene
  • Disposable nappies
  • Broken drinking glasses and crockery
  • Old style light bulbs

We do not accept: 

  • All recyclable items
  • Batteries 
  • Paint tins - containing paint
  • Wood
  • Small electricals
  • Rubble
  • Energy efficient light bulbs and Fluorescent tubes
  • Soil
  • Sand

Black bin collections

We will collect waste from the bin once a fortnight. To find out which day your black bin will be emptied, you can check your next collection date here. 

We start our collections at 7:30am. Your bin must be on the boundary of your property before 7:30am, but after 7:00pm the previous evening. Please make sure it is visible to our crew.  

After your bin has been emptied, please return it back onto your property by the end of the collection day. If you leave it out on the pavement, it may become a nuisance to people in the area.

Please note: 

  • black binlidsmust be closed when placed out for collection
  • overflowing bins and side waste will not be collected

If you have too much waste for your bin please call 01664 502502 to arrange a side waste collection.

Additional waste can also be taken to your nearest house waste and recycling site. 

Order a bin

If you don not have a black bin, or you need an additional bin, you can order one here.